Join us for a night of rebellion as the Brush Arbor Gurlz demonstrate the resilience of two-spirit people.
February 17th, 20179:00 PM
Odyssey Bar & Nightclub
686 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1P1Price: $15Purchase tickets HERE.Harsh words too often erode the confidence of two-spirit people but for some, drag is used to denote their strength.
Two-Spirit Intersection(s) and Connection(s)
Exploring the space between and within Two-Spirit: performance, politics and community organizing.
Tuesday February 21
1PM – 4PM
Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre – Exhibition Hall
Join us for an afternoon of Two-Spirit conversations exploring the history of the Two-Spirit tradition(s) followed by a panel discussion of distinguished Two-Spirit performers exploring the intersection of Two-Spirit identify, performance, politics and community organizing.
War Paint: Drag Queens Prepare For Battle
The Brush Arbor Gurlz (BAGz) invite you to join them for a drag workshop.
The BAGz see drag as a way to transcend gender and express themselves politically through their performance art. They will demonstrate their transformation process with makeup, lashes and wigs while discussing Native issues, Two-Spirit identity, performance pieces, inspirations and empowerment by their alter egos.
AMP it UP – Aboriginal and Two-Spirit Media Training
Join us for AMP it UP, a practical, hands-on, media training/workshop to develop, strengthen and support work with media outlets.
Saturday February 25
10am – 1PM
Wouldn’t it be great if we had a personal publicist or a PR firm to manage and support our communication and media needs? Media outlets—newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television and Internet-based media/sites are important ways to inform a broad range of people about information, messages, issues, activities and events. Media is also an important tool in moving and shaping public opinion, discussions and conversations when done correctly.
Lecture by Aboriginal Scholar Dr. Sarah Hunt at GRSJ UBC
On Wednesday, November 4th from 12-1pm will be Lecture by Dr. Sarah Hunt titled ‘Embodying Self-Determination: resisting violence’. In this talk, Sarah will argue that the erasure of trans and Two-Spirit people is an ongoing form of violence which is integrally connected to the violent manifestations of colonial heteropatriarchy in the lives of Indigenous women and girls. Across these sites and scales of gendered epistemic and material violence, Sarah will discuss the decolonial imperative to advance Indigenous gender-based analyses that foster the agency and self-determination of all our relations.
Where: the Liu Institute Multipurpose room. Lunch will be provided with an RSVP! However folks are welcome to attend even without an RSVP.
More information and RSVPs can be found at the link below: http://grsj.arts.ubc.ca/events/
Reference: Office of Graduate Programs and Research. NewsFlash #737, October 30, 2015
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Director of the School of Gender, Race and Nations
The School of Gender, Race and Nations (SGRN) is a ground-breaking and newly established collaboration that will advance the dynamic interdisciplinary studies of historically underserved populations and their contributions. The founding units of the School include: Black Studies; Indigenous Nations Studies; Chicano/Latino Studies; and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The School’s mission is to forge alliances across disciplines to critique and displace entrenched orthodoxies, discourses and practices of power and privilege. Its research agenda and curriculum will critically examine and challenge exclusionary disciplinary boundaries as well as conceptual and systemic borders including, but not limited to, those of the nation-state, race, ethnicity, immigration, gender and sexuality—as reflected in the name “School of Gender, Race and Nations.”
The School of Gender, Race and Nations in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Portland State University invites applications for a 3-year renewable position as Director to begin September 16, 2016. The Director will also hold a tenurable academic rank of Associate or Full Professor in Black Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies or Indigenous Nations Studies. We seek an individual with proven success in the administration of interdisciplinary academic units, a distinguished scholar in a field related to the School’s mission, and an experienced teacher. The Director will report to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
CFP – “Gender, Sexuality & Decolonization” in Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, Due: March 16, 2015
Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society is proud to announce the
Call for Papers for a new special issue on “Gender, Sexuality &
Decolonization”. This issue is guest edited by Karyn Recollet (University of
Toronto), in conjunction with Eric Ritskes (Editor of Decolonization).
The CFP can be read, shared and downloaded here:
It is also available to read on our website, www.decolonization.org
We hope you will consider submitting to this exciting and important issue,
as well as sharing the CFP widely among your networks!